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and he m. Experience, dau. of John Curtis, 21 Mar. 1716-17; she d., and he
m. Hannah Phillips 23 Ap. 1724. His chil. were Olive,\>. about 1714, m. Ezra
Leonard 1 June 1737, and d. 16 Feb. 1798; Elizabeth, h. about 1716, m. James
Robinson 3 July 1739; Benjamin, b. 6 Mar. 1718; Samuel, b. 9 Ap. 1721;
Caleb, b. 21 Fe,b. 1724-5; Hannah, b. 24 Jan. 1727; Munj, b. 26 Mar. 1729.
Benjamix the f. appears to have rem. to Rutland before 1747, and to have
res. there several years ; but according to a tradition related to me, nearly half
a century ago, by a lady then about ninety years old, he returned and spent
his last days in the family of his daughter, Olive Leonard, surviving to extreme
old age. He was certainly living 16 May 1769, when he executed an imper-
fect will, now in possession of Mr. J. F. Morris of Hartford, one of his pos-
terity.

2. Moses, m. Mary , and had Mary, bap. 1 Jan. 1737-8; he prob. d.

before 28 Ap. 1751, at which date Moses, son of " Widow Mary Smith" then
residing at ^Vare River, was bap. here.

3. Edward, m. Dorcas, dau. of Rev. Benjamin Ruggles of N. Br. 25 Aug.
1757, and h^A Dorcas, bap. 9 Dec. 1759, m. Solomon Hedge 8 Mar. 1781;
Susanna, bap. 17 Nov. 1765, m. Israel Aiken of Windsor 23 Sep. 1784; John,
bap. 7 iSIay 1769; Samuel, bap. 16 June 1771. Edward the f. was a cooper,
and res. here as early as 10 Oct. 1750, when he bought 165 acres of land ad-
joining Quobbin (Greenwich), of Rev. Timothy Ruggles of Rochester. The
time of his death, or removal, is not ascertained.

4. William, m. Sarah , and had, prob., William, b. about 1771; Eliza-
beth, h. 21 Sep. 17 78, m. John Walker of Gr., pub. 16 Nov. 1806; Luci/, b. 20
Nov. 1780, prob. m. Barks Ruggles 29 Nov. 1804; Lydia, h. 20 June 1783;
Mary, b. 8 May 17S5, d. unm. 8 Nov. 1809. William the f. d. 27 Sep. 1813,
a. 74; his w. Sarah d. 19 Sep. 1831, a. 88.

5. Tho.mas Reed, perhaps s. of William (4), m. Hannah Shaw 8 ]\Iar. 1792,
and had Thomas, b. 26 Aug. 1792; Elius, b. 24 Feb. 1796, res. long in Gr., d.
in Ware 5 May 1879; Warren, b. 2 Aug. 1799. Tho.mas Rekd the f. was a
farmer, res. near the line of Gr., about a quarter of a mile north of the turnpike,
at the place marked " T. R. Smith " on the R. Map, was selectman five years,
and d. — June 1845, a. 77; his w. Hannah d. 6 Dec. 1858, a. 87.



SMITH. 497

6. William, prob. s. of William (4), m. Lucy, dan. of Benjamin Ru<iq;]es,
14 Feb. 1805, and had Riujgles, b. — Mar. 1806; WUUam Hanson, h. 16 June
1812, d. 4 Mar. 1846; Sarah Reed, b. . William the f. d. 4 May 1816,

a. 45; his w. Lucy d. 15 June 1867, a. nearly 83.

7. John, m. Hannah, dau. of Warham Warner of N. Br., 1 Sep. 1793,
and had in Hk. Watmer, b. — 1795, d. in Barre 28 Jan. 1867, a. 71; and
prob. othei's. John the f. was a cabinet-maker, and res. generally in Barre;
but he bouoht of James Lawton, 26 Mar. 1792, the estate near the Common,
marked " W. Mandell " on the R. Map, which he sold to Elijah B. Harmon
30 July 1798, and returned to Barre.

8. Oliver B., m. Mary , and had Charles S., b. at N. Sal., 22 Sep. 1817;

at AVaitsfield, Vt., Frances B., b. 13 Nov. 1819; Mary A., b. 23 Aujr. 1821;
Fanny R., h. 26 May 1823; Horace S., h. 2 Ap. 1825; and after he came to
Hk., Lucy H., b. 7 Oct. 1827, m. Jason Cleveland 30 Jan. 1843; Sarah M., b.
30 Oct. 1829 ; Jane E., b. 9 May 1831 ; Eliza Ann, b. 5 Ap. 1833.

9. Warren, s. of Thomas Keed (5), m. Pamela , and had Caroline,

b. 14 Sep. 1830. Warren the f. was captain of cavalry, and d. 1 Sep. 1841,

a. 42.

10. Moses, s. of Moses, and b. in Sterling, m. Adelaide, dau. of Charles
Paige, 25 Dec. 1834, and had John R.,h. 16 Oct. 1835, d. 25 Aug. 1838 ; Joh7i
R., b. 17 Mar. 1839; Charles Moses, b. 8 July 1854, d. unm. 13 Feb. 1877.
Moses the f. in early life was a merchant, but was obliged to abanilon active
pursuits by severe chronic rheumatism. He afterwards bought, and for many
years occupied, the estate on the westerl}' side of the Common, formerly the
residence of Daniel Haggles, Esq., and marked " D. R." on the R. Map.
He d. 23 Feb. 1881, a. 79.

11. RuGGLES, s. of William (6), m. Hannah D. Bonney of Chesterfield,
pub. 16 Mar. 1838, and had Eleanor Aur/usta, b. 6 Mar. 1839.

12. Charles S., prob. s. of Oliver B. (8), m. Abigail Sears 21 Sep. 1841,
and had Ellen Elvira, b. 11 Oct. 1842, d. 31 July 1844; Ellen S., b. 23 Aug.
1844.

13. Benton, was ordained pastor of the Universalist church and society 2
July 1845. He m. Maria L. Sprague of Boston, pub. 26 Aug. 1845, and had
William Benton, b. 22 July 1846. He rem. in 1849 to Shirley Village, and
subsequently to So. Reading, Chatham, Waltham, and Newmarket, N. H., and
returned to \Valtham. He was for many years the very efficient secretary of
the State Convention of Universalists in Massachusetts. His w. Maria L. d.
at Waltham 5 Nov. 1882, a. 63.

14. Andrew, m. Margaretta , and had Charles Frederick, b. 4 Aug.

1848.

15. Ben.jamin, m. Sophronia , and had a dau. (name not recorded),

b. 26 Oct. 1849 ; the mother prob. d. 29 Ap. 1874, a. 61.

16. Thomas, m. Alice H. , and had Mary, b. 26 Nov. 1851 ; Alice, b.

10 Aug. 1853; Rosnnna, b. 1 Jan. 1856; Margaret, b. 1 July 1857; Thomas,
b. 24 Sep. 1859; William, b. 8 Dec. 1861 ; John, b. 2 Ap. 1864.

17. John, m. Elizabeth , and had ]\Iary Anna, b. 20 June 1853; John

W., b. 15 Jan. 1855; and prob. Catherine Jane, b. 10 May 1860.

18. Constantine, ra. Julia A. Thaver 3 July 1856, and had Consiantine,
b. 25 Feb. 1862.

19. Royal, m. Catherine , and had Margaret, b. 17 Aug. 1858.

20. James M., m. Martha , and had George William, b. 4 May 1862;

Frederick Austin, b. 26 Feb. 1875, d. 9 Nov. 1H75.

21. William, ra. Agnes , and had Thomas, b. 14 Nov. 1867.

Hannah, m. Samuel Howe of Rut. 29 jNIay, 1739. Sarah, m. Jacob

Knowlton, i)ub. 1 Nov. 1762. Joseph, m. Jane Smith of Pet. 26 Aug. 1768.
Mary, of Bel., m. Capt. Benjamin Ruggles 28 Dec. 1778. Kezia, m. John
Giffin 22 July 1783. Rhoda, of Pet., m. John Jameson 15 Dec. 1785. Bet-
sey, of Ware, m. Timothy Barlow, pub. 6 June 1791. Hannah, m. John
Baker of Pelh., pub. 15 Feb. 1794. Rebecca, m. Levi Higgins of Gr. 7 Jan.
1796. Abigail, m. Obed Lain, 16 Feb. 1802. Samuel, m. Cynthia Mason
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408 SMITH— SNOW.

22 Dec. 1803. Sai.ly, m. Archippus Thayer of Mansfield 29 Nov. 1804.
Elkaxor, m. Zenas Cobb 2 June 1805. Maky. of Gr., m. Aquila Collins 18
Oct. 1807. Tkii'Iiena, of Dana, m. Ei)hraini Hodge?, Jr., pub. 25 Dec. 1815.
Oi:rkl, of Waie. m. Moses M. \Varner, pub. 30 Dec. 1816. Sally, of I'et.,
ni. Royal Cleveland, pub. 3 Ap. 1820. Nancy M., of N. Sal., m. Samuel R.
Aiken, ])ub. 24 Ap. 1826. Amos K., of Wendell, m. Anna W. Dexter 12
June 1826. Dr. Jamks M., of New Haven, ni. INIartha Ann Paige 25 Nov.
1829. Nancy R., of Barre, m. Maj. James Danforth, pub. 11 Sep. 1830.
Mary L., m. Convers C. Rogers 20 June 1833. Martha, m. Gamaliel Col-
lins. 13 Oct. 1834. Ransfoud L., of Hopkinton, m. Lydia Ruggles 25 Mar.
1839. Sylvia S., of Gr., ni. Justus Johnson, pub. 28 Feb. 1840. Sarah R.,
in. Daniel H. Fay of Southboro' 1 Ap. 1841. Melona, m. Elbridge Hill of
Holden, pub. 19 May 1841. Luther, m. Elizabeth E. Grant 21 July 1847.
Charles E., of AV\ Brk., m. Lucy A. Ehvell 25 Dec. 1850. Jonathan P.,
of Gr., m. Mary S. Earl 6 Dec. 1853. Julia Ann, m. Francis P. AVeeks 26
June 1872. JNlrs. Lizzie, m. Gardner S. Davis 23 Mar. 1874. Mary S.,
m. Otis B. Richardson 14 Ap. 187 7.

Eleanor, d. 14 Oct. 1823, a. 16. John, d. 10 June 1829, a. 39 (he had
buried two children in August 1825, names not recorded, one a. 3 years, the
other a. 1 year). Sally, w. of Minor, d. 17 Oct. 1829, a. 35. George, d.
9 Nov. 183*1, a. 70. Susan, d. 28 June 1838, a. 14. Elizabeth, w. of Wil-
liam, d. 7 Oct. 1855, a. 26. Andrew, d. 14 Aug. 1859, a. 62. Mrs. Thank-
ful, d. 22 Nov. 1872, a. 74.

I have found it impracticable to give a full account of the several families
bearing the name of Smith, who have res. hei'c, or to show the connection, if
any, between them, except in a very few cases. Many seem to have remained
here only a shoi't time; many undoubtedly neglected to register the birth of
their children; and many deaths also were not recorded. I have mentioned
such births, marriages, antl deaths as I could ascertain, in chronological order,
and regret my inability to present a more satisfactory result.

Snow, Jesse, m. , and had prob. Apollos, b. 1767; pi'ob. Rebecca,

b. 1769, m. Ephraim Lane 13 Nov. 1803, d. 20 Mar. 1835, a. 65; Jesse,

b. 29 Sep. 1771; Manj, b. 7 Mar. 1775, ni. Abel Walker, Jr., 26 Jan. 1797;

he d. , and she m. Crawford, and d. in Gr. 18 Feb. 1865, a. nearly

90. There may have been other chil. before the parents came here. Jesse
the f. res. in tlie westerly part of the town, prob. at the place marked " B.
Snow" on the R. Map, about four and a half miles from the Common; he d.
in June 1825, a. 96; his w. Mary d. 5 Feb. 1813, a. 77.

2. Reuben, m. Mercy, dau. of Roland Sears, 11 May 1769, and had Sam-
uel, b. 28 May 1770; Stephen, h. 16 May 1772; Barnabas, b. 22 Aug. 1774, d.
31 Oct. 17 75; Barnabas, b. 11 INIay 1778, according to the record; but prob.
the date is wrong, as the date of his baptism is 8 June 1777.

3. Jonathan, of Harwich, bought a farm here 1 May 1770, which he sold
to Simeon Hazeltine 9 Dec. 17 71, calling it his homestead; but no record is
found of his family.

4. Apollos, prob. s. of Jesse (1), m. Leah Packard of Bel., pub. 14 July

1794, and had Barnabas, b. — Nov. 1795 ; Clarissa, b. 1798, m. George

W. Knajip of Franklin, 21 Sep. 1823, and d. in Dana 29 May 1874, a. 75
years and 5 months; perhaps also Hiram, and others. Apollos the f. was a
farmer, jn'ob. inherited the homestead, and d. 1 Nov. 1843, a. 76. The names
of his chil. and gr. chil. indicate that he was son of Reuben (2), rather than
of Jesse (1) ; but if he was 76 years old when he d. in 1843, he must have been
born as early as 1767, wliereas Reuben (2) was not married until 1769.

5. Barnabas, s. of Apollos (4), ni. Eunice, dau. of Frederick Wicker, pub.

3 Feb. 1817, and had Alanson, b. 1S20, d. 3 Mar. 1843, a. 23; Reuben A.,

b. 1823; Cyrus, b. 1825, d. 21 Aj). 1840, a. 15; Susan M., b.

1833, d. unm. 27 Jan. 1852, a. 18 years and 6 months. Barnabas the f.
prob. inherited the homestead; he d. in Ware 22 Dec. 1874, a. 79; his w.
Eunice d. here 2 May 1869, a. 80.

6. Hiram, perhaps s. of Apollos (4), m. Louisa F. , and had Eugene,



SNOW— SOUTHWORTH. 499

b. — Ap. 1845, d. 31 Aug. 1845, a. 4 months. Louisa F. the mother d. 7
June 1860, a. nearly 52.

7. Reubkn a., s. of Barnabas (5), m. Persis M., dan. of Thomas Haskins,
pub. 16 Nov. 1849, and had Elmer Alan son, b. 28 Jan. 1852; Susan Maria; b.
19 Sep. 1853. Reuben A. the f. d. in Dana 23 Nov. 1862, a. 39.

8. Joseph P., m. Cordelia A. Sturtevant of Gr., pub. 29 Nov. 1851, and
had Cora Nelly, b. 28 Feb. 1857.

9. Charles L., m. Abby J. , and had Samuel B., b. 9 Ap. 1858.

10. George F., m. Jane W. , and had Frederick Henry, b. 11 Mar.

1868.

Nabby, m. Samuel Pike 17 Dec. 17 78, at Sutton. Bethany, m. Nathaniel
Harriman of Chesterfield 14 Mar. 1781. Sally, m. P^dward Allen of New
Windsor 30 Jan. 1783. Salome, m. Nathaniel Whitcomb, Jr., of Gr., pub.
26 Ap. 1789. Almond, m. Mary S. Newton 31 Dec. 1845. Fanny M., m.
Franklin B. Newland, pub. 31 Jan. 1862. Mary (a widow), d. 17 Ap. 1840,
a. 85. Josephine, d. 18 Sep. 1842, a. 1 year and 6 months.

SouTHGATE, Stewart (or Steward), m. Deborah, dau. of Benjamin
Raymond, 22 July 1773, and had Robert Scott, b. 31 Jan. 17 74; Elizabeth, b.
21 June 1775, d. young; Mercy, b. 29 May 1777, m. Samuel Danforth at Bar-
nard 9 Mar. 1800; Mary, b. 22 Sep. 1778 ; and at Barnard, ^V/%, b. 31 Oct.
1780; John, h. 29 July 1783, d. 27 May 1790; Relief, h. 29 May 1785, d. 26
July 1795; Deborah, b. 27 Feb. 1787, d. 31 July 1795; Lynde, h. 2 Mar. 1789;
William, b. 22 Mar. 1791, d. 3 Aug. 1795; Joanna, b. 4 Feb. 1793, d. 8 Aug.
1795 ; Elizabeth, b, 17 June 1795, d. 20 July 1795. Stewart the f. was b.
in Leicester, 1748, being the youngest son of Stewart (or Steward), b. 1703,
and grandson of Richard, who came, with wife (Elizabeth Steward) and five
children, from Coombs, Suffolk County, England, in 1715, settled in Leices-
ter three years later, and d. in 1 758, a. 88.^ He served in the Revolutionary
War as a sergeant of Capt. Samuel Billings' company, 17 75. He did not
long remain here, but rem. to Barnard, Vt., about 1780. Fifteen years after-
wards he suffered a terrible domestic affliction : five of his children died of
canker-rash between 20 July and 8 Aug. 1795; less than three weeks. His w.
Deborah d. at Barnard 28 Feb. 1813, a. 58.

SouTHWORTH. " AVidow AUcc Southworth arrived at Plymouth, 1623, in
the third ship, called the Ann; and soon after was married to Governor Wil-
liam Bradford ; she had two sons by her first husband, to wit, Constant and
Thomas, who came with her or soon afterward, and were quite young, Thomas,
not more than six years old. They both becnme distinguished men in the
colony. Constant settled in Duxbury, and was one of the original proprietors of
Bridgewater, and d. 16 78, leaving three sons, Edward, Nathaniel, and AVil-
liam. . . . Nathaniel had land towards Taunton, called Freeman's land, per-
haps in Middleborough. Edward, of Middleborough, perhaps s. of Nathaniel,
had four sons. Constant, Edward, Lemuel, and Benjamin, who all settled early
in North Bridgewater." ^

2. Constant, s. of Edward, as above, m. Martha, dau. of Joseph Keith,
and had Betsey, b. 19 Jan. 1735, m. Joseph Cole 8 Dec. 1757; Nathaniel, b. 16
Feb. 1737; Ezekiel, b. 10 Mar. 1739; Martha, twin, b. 18 Ap. 1741, d. 1 July
1741; Mary, twin, b. 18 Ap. 1741, d. 24 May 1741; Desire, b. 7 Sep. 1742, d.
28 Feb. 1747; Jedediah, b. 6 Jan. 1745; Constant, b. 29 Jan. 1747, d. young;
Sarah, b. 9 Dec. 1749, d. unm.; Ichabod, b. 9 June 1751, d. 27 Jan. 1756.
Constant the f. res. in Bridgewater, and d. in 1775, a. 64.

3. Nathaniel, s. of Constant (2), m. Catherine, dau. of David Howard, 27

Aug. 1762, and had Martha, b. 1764, d. young; Simeon, b. 1766;

Nathaniel, b. 1 769, settled in Lyme, N. H.; David, b. 1773, d. young;

and by second wife (Jennet Brett) Catherine, b. , m. Ambrose Keith 20

Oct. 1796. Nathaniel the f. res. in Bridgewater, and d. in 17 78, a. 41.

4. Simeon, s. of Nathaniel (3), m. Elizabeth Anderson 24 Dec. 1789; she

1 Washburn's Hist, of Leicester, pp. 395, 304, 305. See also Kingman's Hist, of
396. North Bridgewater, pp. 650-53.

2 Mitchell's Hist, of Bridgewater, pp.



500 SOUTH WORTH — SPOONER.

(1, , and lie ni. Anna . His cliil. were Alvah, b. , d. joung ; Nancy,

b. 1801, d. unm. 20 Jan. 1881, a. nearly 80 ; Justin, b. ; Sarah, ;

Elizabeth, ; Louisa, ; Alvah, h. — 1811; Constant, h. 1814. Sim-
eon the f. rem. to Ward (now Auburn), and afterwards to Lyme, N. H.,
where his sons Alvah and Constant were born.

5. Alvaii, s. of Simeon (4), and Anna, came early to Hk., m. Fanny
Hunter of Prescott, pub. 25 Mar. 1843, and d. here 19 June 1872, a. 60. ISIo
record found of children.

6. Constant, s. of Simeon (4) and Anna, came here early, m. Sarah C.
Sibley of Auburn, pub. 27 Dec. 1838, and had Constant Eugene, b. 8 Dec.
1839;" Alvah Fitzroy, b. 11 Aug. 1843, d. unm. 10 Feb. 1869; Oscar S., h. 2
Feb. 1846 ; Frank Kossuth, b. 2 Sep. 1851. Constant the f. res. in the
northwesterly part of the town, and owned the mills marked " AVardwell's
Mills " on the 11. Map, where he was largely engaged in manufacturing vari-
ous kinds of lumber. He was a selectman eight years, assessor four years,
member of the school committee five years, and representative in 1847 and
1857. He d. 5 Dec. 1877, a. 63.

7. Constant Eugene, s. of Constant (6), m. Lucretia L. Johnson 16 May
1865; she d. 24 Nov. 1874, a. 35, and he m. Cordelia L. Johnson of Dana 3
July 1878. His chil. were a son, b. 10 Feb. 1866 (name not recorded); Sarah
May, b. 29 May 1867; Constant Lervy, b. 10 May 1870; Cretia, ov Lucretia A.,
b. 12 May 1879.

8. Oscar S., s. of Constant (6), m. Fanny M. Collins 15 Ap. 1869, and had
Mary Louisa, b. 24 July 1870.

9. Frank Kossuth, s. of Constant (6), m. Hattie J. Stark 10 Dec. 1878,
and had Mabel Anna, b. 14 Oct. 1880. Mrs. Mary W., d. 20 Feb. 1842, a.
28.

Spooner, William, m. Elizabeth Partridge; she d. 28 Ap. 1648, and he

m. Hannah, dau. of Joshua Pratt, 18 Mar. 1652. His chil. were John, b. ;

Sarah, b. 5 Oct. 1653; Samuel, b. 4 Jan. 1655; Martha, b. ; Willia7n,

b. , d. 1 729 ; L^aac, b. , d. 1 709 ; Hannah, b. ; Mercy, b. ;

Ebenezer, b. — 1666, d. 5 Feb. 1718. William the f. was in Plymouth as
early as 1637, being then apparently a minor. He was sworn a freeman 6
June 1654, and res. at Plymouth until about 1660, when he rem. to that part
of Dartmouth which is now Acushnet, and d. in 1684.

2. John, s. of William (1), apparently by two wives, had John, b. 2 July

16G8, d. 1728; William, b. 11 May 1&80; Jonathan, b. 28 Aug. 1681, d.

13 Ap. 1711 ; Elizabeth, b. 19 June 1683, d. 14 July 1743 ; Eleanor, b. 1 Feb.
1685; Phebe, b. 11 May 1687; Nathan, b. 21 Sep. 1689; Rebecca, b. 8 Oct.
1691, d. 9 Mar. 1729 ; Deborah, b. 10 Aug. 1694; Barnabas, b. 6 Feb. 1699, d.

1734. John the f. res. at Dartmouth (Acushnet), and was living 7 Feb.

1733, the date of his will.^

3. Samuel, s. of William (1), m. Experience,^ and had William, h. 13
Feb. 1688-9; Mary, b. 4 Jan. 1690-1 ; Samuel, b. 4 Feb. 1692-3; Daniel, h.
28 Feb. 1693-4; Seth, b. 31 Jan. 1694-5; Hannah, b. 27 Jan. 1696-7; Jos-
hop,^ b. 13 Nov. 1698 ; A7i7ia, b. 18 Ap. 1700; Experience, b. 19 June 1702;
Beulah, b. 27 June 1705; Winy, b. 30 Ap. 17 — (record defaced). Samuel
the 1. res. in Dartmouth (Acushnet), was a weaver, constable in 1680 and
1684, and d. in 1739, a. 84.

1 Thus far, in my account of this family, 2 The author of the Spooner Memorial (p.

I have relied entirely on the Sjxmner Ale- 42) reasonably conjectures that her name

iniirial, a beautiful volume of 242 pages, pub- was Experience Wing.

lished in 1871 by lion. Thomas Spooner of 3 Xhig name is given as Jofliun in the

Cincinnati, Ohio, one of the Vice-l'residents Spooner Memorial, p. 42. I think it is de-

of the N. E. tlist. Genealogical Society, signed for Jashub, a contraction of Shcar-

Tiie same author has prepared for publica- jashub, which name is found in the next

tion an exhaustive genealogy of the whole "generation. I have not seen the father's

family descending from the original Wil- will, and know not precisely in what form

MA>i SrooNEit. It is much desired that he the name appears there; but the Dartmouth

mav soon have suitable encouragement to record has it Joshop, as in the text.
l)ublish the result of his arduous and long-
continued labor.



SPOOLER. 501

4. John, s. of John (2), m. Rosamond, dau. of Samuel and Mary (Hatha-
way) Hammond, 20 June 1705, and had Jeduthun, b. 10 Ap. 170G, rn. Ruth,

dau. of Lettice Jenney, and d. 1740; Phebe, b. 16 Ap. 1708; John, b. ;

Benjamin, b. ; Thomas, b. 16 Jan. 1718; Peter, b. ; Elizabeth, b.

; Rosamo7id, b. 4 Jan. 1724. John the f. was a farmer, res. in Dart-
mouth (Acushnet), and d. between 4 Mar. and 12 Ap. 1728. See Spooner
Memorial.

5. William, s. of John (2), ra. Alice Blackwell, and had Jemima, b. 7 Dec.
1700; Joanna, twin, b. 12 May 1703, m. James Whitcomb, Jr., of Rochester
12 July 1727; Elizabeth, twin, b. 12 May 1703; Micah, b. 2 Ap. 1707; Na-
thaniel, b. 21 Ap. 1709; Rebecca, b. 17 Nov. 1710; Sarah, b. 18 Jan. 1712;
Mercy, b. 8 Jan. 1714; haac, b. 9 Jan. 1716; Alice, b. 27 Mar. 1718; Wil-
liam, b. 27 Jan. 1720 ; Ebenezer, b. 29 May 1724. William the f. was a
farmer, and res. in Dartmouth (Acushnet). See Spooner Memorial.

6. Samuel, s. of Samuel (3), m. Rebecca Weston 10 Ap. 1717: she d. 26
Jan. 1728-9, and he m. Deborah, dau. of Isaac Pope, 8 Mar. 1729-30. His
chil. were Esther, b. 26 Jan. 1717-8; Hannah, h. 18 Aug. 1719, m. Capt.
Benjamin Willis of Dartmouth 30 Mar. 1743, n-m. to Hardwick, and d. 6 Feb.
1812, a. 92; Thomas, b. 3 Ap. 1721; Zephaniah, b. 15 May 1724; Amaziah,
b. 9 Mar. 1725-6, settled in Hk. ; Elnalhan, h. 20 Nov. 1730; Abigail, b. 11
Ap. 1732, m. John Jenney of Dartmouth 23 Nov. 1752, rem. to Hk., and d.
10 Dec. 1829, a. 97; Seth, b. 31 Jan. 1735-6. Samuel the f. was a farmer,
res. in Dartmouth (Acushnet), and d. in 1781, a. 88.

7. Daniel, s. of Samuel (3), m. P^irzabeth Ruggles ^ at Rochester 10 Oct.
1728; she d., and he m. Mrs. Bethia Nichols of Lancaster 3 Sep. 1767; she
d., and he m. Mary, widow of Paul Dean of Hk., 16 Oct. 1780. His chil.
were ZuC//, b. 29 Oct. 1729, m. Edward Ruggles of Hk. 29 Jan. 1746-7, and
d. 2 Ap. 1821, a. 91 ; Elizabeth, h. 14 July ""l 731, m. Daniel Fay of Hk. 18
May 1749, and d. 24 Nov. 1756, a. 25 ; Philip, b. 13 Dec. 1733, m. Elizabeth,
dau. of Kenelm Winslow of Hk., 25 Dec. 1755; she d. 8 Ap. 1792, and he m.
Eunice, dau. of Benjamin Trow ; he res. in Pet., and d. 30 Sept. 1826, a. 93;
Shearjashub, h. 14 Aug. 1735, m. Sarah, dau. of Ebenezer Whij)ple of Hk., 21
May 1760, res. in Pet., was a carpenter and a soldier in the Revolutionaiy
War; he rem. to Heath, and d. 25 Ap. 1785, a. nearly 50; Ruggles, b. 24
Mar. 1736-7, m. Mehetabel Nye, res. in Pet. and Dana, is said to have served
in the French and Revolutionary W^ars, was certainly involved in the Shays
Rebellion, and through his active life almost constantly engaged in litigation,
— a notable instance of which was his suit against Sarah Peckham for breach
of promise of marriage, tried at Worcester, and a verdict rendered for the
defen<lant 16 Oct. 1782. His old age was dark and dreary; he became en-
tirely blind, lost all his property, and would not acknowledge any expectation
of a future existence. He retained his mental faculties, which were naturally
strong and active, until extreme old age, and, until near the close of life, often
walked from Dana to Hk. He d. in 1831, a. 94 ; his wife Mehetabel d. 1 Sep.
1855, a. 92, or 97, according to different authorities; Wing, b. 29 Dec. 1738,
res. in Pet., was a carpenter, a captain in the Revolutionary War, m. Eunice
Stevens 27 Jan. 1763, and d. 7 Dec. 1810; Etiakim, b. 7 Ap. 1740 ; Daniel, b.
10 Dec. 1741, m. Abigail Munroe 18 Nov. 1766, settled in Hartland, Vt., and
was selectman, representative, justice of the peace, and d. in Nov. 1828 ;
Hannah, h. 25 June 1743, d. young; Paul, b. 20 March. 1745-6, m. Asenath
Wright; she d. and he m. Mrs. Ann Post. He was a physician and an active
politician. He settled early in Hartland, Vt., and " was a member of the
state council four years from 1778, then Lieutenant-Governor until 1786,
judge of the supreme court for nine years ending in 1788, and was an agent
of the State to the Continental Congress in 1780, and again in 1782." ^ He

1 She was prob. dau. of John and Eliza- his son. Rev. Timothy Ruggles of Rochester,

beth Ruggles, and b. at Roxbuiy in 1700. as a safe shelter, where she remained until

Her father d. early in 1712, and Capt. Sam- she was married.

uel Ruggles was appointed guardian, who 2 Hall's History of Vermont, p. 469.
seems to have placed her in the family of



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d. 5 Sep. 1789. a. 43, wliile yet in the prime of life, and in the mids^t of his
usefuhies?. (His second son, Paul, settled in Hardwick, Vt., was the first
town clerk of that town, 1795, and also its first representative, elected in 1797,
1798, and 1799.) Daniel the f. res. several years in Dartmouth, wdiere he
was born, and the births of all his children ai'e recorded in that town; but
a doubt is expressed in the Spooner Memorial, p. 96, whether all of them were
born there, inasmuch as the father seems to have resided in Riiode Island
about 1 73"2. However this be, it is certain that he removed to Hardwick be-
fore 16 June 1748, when be sold a lot near the Barre line, " granted orijjjinally
to Mr. Keith," and adjoining land of " Col. Willis." He did not kmg re-
main here, liowever, as in a deed dated 14 July 1750 he is described as of
Niehewoag (Petersham) ; but be manifestly retained very intimate relations
with the inhabitants of Hk.; five or six of his children married our sons and
daughters, and in his old age he came here for his third wife. He was a
"joiner" or carpenter, and was elected deacon of the church in Petersham
soon after his removal into that town. The precise date of his death is not
ascertained; but he is generally believed to have survived until 1797, one
hundred and three years after he was born. There can be no reasonable
doubt, I think, that he completed more than a century of life ; and the tradi-
tion of his extreme old age is current among his descendants to the present
day. His last wife, Mary, d. here 9 May 1822, a. 94 ; her head-stonestands



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